Recruitment of African American women to a walking program: Eligibility, ineligibility, and attrition during screening

Jo Ellen Wilbur, Judith McDevitt, Edward Wang, Barbara Dancy, Joan Briller, Diana Ingram, Terry Nicola, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Shannon N. Zenk

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to identify strategies successful in the recruitment of African American (AA) women to a home-based walking program and to examine factors that contribute to attrition, eligibility, and ineligibility during the recruitment screening protocol. Of the 696 women who contacted the researchers, 281 (40.4%) women enrolled in the study, 227 (32.6%) were lost to attrition, and 188 (27%) were ineligible. Those not enrolled due to attrition during screening or ineligibility reported more family risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and lived in neighborhoods with higher poverty. Although our recruitment strategies may have been successful in attracting low-income AA women, we were not as successful in preventing their attrition during the screening protocol, particularly for those living in poorer neighborhoods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-189
Number of pages14
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun 1

Fingerprint

African Americans
Walking
Poverty
Cardiovascular Diseases
Research Personnel

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

Wilbur, Jo Ellen ; McDevitt, Judith ; Wang, Edward ; Dancy, Barbara ; Briller, Joan ; Ingram, Diana ; Nicola, Terry ; Lee, Hyeonkyeong ; Zenk, Shannon N. / Recruitment of African American women to a walking program : Eligibility, ineligibility, and attrition during screening. In: Research in Nursing and Health. 2006 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 176-189.
@article{72cf1e28dc4745e3b3e4ef0e85ca25c9,
title = "Recruitment of African American women to a walking program: Eligibility, ineligibility, and attrition during screening",
abstract = "The purposes of this study were to identify strategies successful in the recruitment of African American (AA) women to a home-based walking program and to examine factors that contribute to attrition, eligibility, and ineligibility during the recruitment screening protocol. Of the 696 women who contacted the researchers, 281 (40.4{\%}) women enrolled in the study, 227 (32.6{\%}) were lost to attrition, and 188 (27{\%}) were ineligible. Those not enrolled due to attrition during screening or ineligibility reported more family risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and lived in neighborhoods with higher poverty. Although our recruitment strategies may have been successful in attracting low-income AA women, we were not as successful in preventing their attrition during the screening protocol, particularly for those living in poorer neighborhoods.",
author = "Wilbur, {Jo Ellen} and Judith McDevitt and Edward Wang and Barbara Dancy and Joan Briller and Diana Ingram and Terry Nicola and Hyeonkyeong Lee and Zenk, {Shannon N.}",
year = "2006",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/nur.20136",
language = "English",
volume = "29",
pages = "176--189",
journal = "Research in Nursing and Health",
issn = "0160-6891",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Inc.",
number = "3",

}

Wilbur, JE, McDevitt, J, Wang, E, Dancy, B, Briller, J, Ingram, D, Nicola, T, Lee, H & Zenk, SN 2006, 'Recruitment of African American women to a walking program: Eligibility, ineligibility, and attrition during screening', Research in Nursing and Health, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 176-189. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20136

Recruitment of African American women to a walking program : Eligibility, ineligibility, and attrition during screening. / Wilbur, Jo Ellen; McDevitt, Judith; Wang, Edward; Dancy, Barbara; Briller, Joan; Ingram, Diana; Nicola, Terry; Lee, Hyeonkyeong; Zenk, Shannon N.

In: Research in Nursing and Health, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.06.2006, p. 176-189.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Recruitment of African American women to a walking program

T2 - Eligibility, ineligibility, and attrition during screening

AU - Wilbur, Jo Ellen

AU - McDevitt, Judith

AU - Wang, Edward

AU - Dancy, Barbara

AU - Briller, Joan

AU - Ingram, Diana

AU - Nicola, Terry

AU - Lee, Hyeonkyeong

AU - Zenk, Shannon N.

PY - 2006/6/1

Y1 - 2006/6/1

N2 - The purposes of this study were to identify strategies successful in the recruitment of African American (AA) women to a home-based walking program and to examine factors that contribute to attrition, eligibility, and ineligibility during the recruitment screening protocol. Of the 696 women who contacted the researchers, 281 (40.4%) women enrolled in the study, 227 (32.6%) were lost to attrition, and 188 (27%) were ineligible. Those not enrolled due to attrition during screening or ineligibility reported more family risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and lived in neighborhoods with higher poverty. Although our recruitment strategies may have been successful in attracting low-income AA women, we were not as successful in preventing their attrition during the screening protocol, particularly for those living in poorer neighborhoods.

AB - The purposes of this study were to identify strategies successful in the recruitment of African American (AA) women to a home-based walking program and to examine factors that contribute to attrition, eligibility, and ineligibility during the recruitment screening protocol. Of the 696 women who contacted the researchers, 281 (40.4%) women enrolled in the study, 227 (32.6%) were lost to attrition, and 188 (27%) were ineligible. Those not enrolled due to attrition during screening or ineligibility reported more family risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and lived in neighborhoods with higher poverty. Although our recruitment strategies may have been successful in attracting low-income AA women, we were not as successful in preventing their attrition during the screening protocol, particularly for those living in poorer neighborhoods.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33744948894&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33744948894&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/nur.20136

DO - 10.1002/nur.20136

M3 - Article

C2 - 16676339

AN - SCOPUS:33744948894

VL - 29

SP - 176

EP - 189

JO - Research in Nursing and Health

JF - Research in Nursing and Health

SN - 0160-6891

IS - 3

ER -